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TABLE OF CONTENTS - January 11, 2005

 
FROM THE EDITORS:
Steve Kuehn on lessons learned

» Bhopal +20, a hard lesson we’re still learning

SITE HIGHLIGHTS: Editor’s top picks
» Simulation, the game we all can play!

» Technical overview of Ethernet control automation technology (EtherCAT)
» Automation, instrumentation and controls industry books
 
SPECIAL TO THE WEB: ControlGlobal.com
» Can you help an end user with a level measurement problem?
» Take the CONTROL Poll
 
FEATURED TOPICS: Insight you can use
» Sounds corny, but biomass may save America
» The hard road to our competitive edge, Part II
 
INDUSTRY NEWS: This week
» Process industries are beginning to act on security concerns
 
NEW TO THE MARKET: The latest industry innovations
» Motor drives "hunt" for success
» Analysts say flowmeter sales are growing
 
UPCOMING EVENTS: Shows, seminars, conferences
» Automation & Assembly Summit 2005
» SPS Electric Automation America Exhibition & Conference
 

 
Be a CONTROL Insider!

Every year we invite our readers to send us stories, suggestions, Tales from the Front submissions, and just talk back to us. This year, we want you to join a select group of people willing to be asked questions about issues in the process automation arena. You won’t be quoted unless we ask you specifically. These people will become our official CONTROL Insiders, and will receive special notice of events and even some free stuff from time to time. If you want to be a CONTROL Insider let me know at WBoyes@putman.net.
 


 
FROM THE EDITORS: Steve Kuehn on lessons learned

Bhopal +20, a hard lesson we’re still learning
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Managing Editor Steve Kuehn points to lessons learned and not learned during the 20 years since the worst industrial accident in human history in his new Actionable items column for CONTROL magazine.


 
SITE HIGHLIGHTS: Editor’s top picks

Simulation, the game we all can play!
ControlGlobal.com
Washington University’s (St. Louis, MO) Robert Heider provides a game plan for using simulation in process control.


Technical overview of Ethernet control automation technology (EtherCAT)
ControlGlobal.com
This "special to the web" White Paper notes that as a high-speed drive and I/O bus for industrial PCs, or in combination with smaller control units, EtherCAT is expected to be widely used in a wide range of applications.


Automation, instrumentation and controls industry books
ControlGlobal.com
Covering the world of automation, instrumentation and control, these industry books available from ISA are authoritative, thorough, and written and reviewed by experts. See the extensive array of books selected by our Editors and available through ControlGlobal.com that help students, professionals and practitioners succeed with today's automation challenges.


 
SPECIAL TO THE WEB: ControlGlobal.com

Can you help an end user with a level measurement problem?
“We have a level measurement problem with a differential pressure level transmitter that doesn’t seem to track level properly,” says a reader. “We are having real problems on high level, and the process upsets if the vessel is too full. Can you help us?” Comments, suggestions or solutions to this month’s problem will appear in the March issue of CONTROL magazine and on ControlGlobal.com. Send your ideas to CONTROL Ask the Experts at WBoyes@putman.net.

Take the CONTROL Poll
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Why do your problem level applications give you fits, and which level devices give you the most problems? Take the poll on the ControlGlobal.com home page and let us know.


 
FEATURED TOPICS: Insight you can use

Sounds corny, but biomass may save America
ControlGlobal.com
In this month's edition of Control Report, Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt recommends bringing your process plant and its jobs to the Midwest, where it's a lot better and safer than the Mideast.
 
The hard road to our competitive edge, Part II
ControlGlobal.com
In Part II of his Lessons Learned column, Béla Lipták describes one of the many small steps process control professionals should take on the difficult, but necessary road to recapturing our competitive edge.


 
INDUSTRY NEWS: This week

Process industries are beginning to act on security concerns
ControlGlobal.com
Emerson Process Management appoints an Internal Homeland Security Czar and NERC releases a new draft standard for cyber security.

Read more Industry News>>


 
NEW TO THE MARKET: The latest industry innovations

Motor drives "hunt" for success
ControlGlobal.com
Motion control is stepping up, according to CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt's Product Roundup of motor drives and motion control devices.


Analysts say flowmeter sales are growing
ControlGlobal.com
Tap into a roundup of flowmeter products and you will discover that although traditional markets are creeping along Asian sales are booming.


 
UPCOMING EVENTS: Shows, seminars, conferences

Automation & Assembly Summit 2005
SME.org
This upcoming event (created by members of the Society of Manufacturing Engineer’s Automated Manufacturing & Assembly Community) focuses on the technologies and applications needed to meet advanced automation and assembly equipment goals. To be held April 18-20, 2005 in St. Louis.

SPS Electric Automation America Exhibition & Conference
USA.MesseFrankfurt.com
Connect with key industry professionals, analyze the competition, take part in educational seminars and enhance or build your company brand at this trade event and conference program to be held May 23-26, 2005 in Chicago.
 

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